Press

April 2021

Some People’s Children named a finalist for the Thomas Raddell Award.

Bridget chats with Kathryn Taylor Musseau on Let’s Get Writing.

Paul Chafe reviews Some People’s Children in the spring issue of the Newfoundland Quarterly. 

March, 2021

Some People’s Children named a finalist for the 2020 BMO Winterset Award.

December, 2020

Giller Prize Finalist Megan Gail Coles selected Some People’s Children as a favourite book of the year. You can read about it here in The Walrus.

November, 2020

I spoke with some amazing artists for a two-part piece with CBC NL; the first was on the 35th Anniversary of the ArtsNL Awards and second, on the future of the arts in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Photo by Ritche Perez

Some People’s Children is featured in All Lit Up’s “Bingemas: For the CanCon Connissear. ” 

October, 2020

I chatted with Crystal Fletcher at All About Books about writing Some People’s Children. 

June/July, 2020

Some People’s Children is a finalist in the fiction category with The Miramichi Reader’s Very Best Book Awards! You can find the full list here.

Trudy Morgan-Coles reviews Some People’s Children on her blog, Complusive Overreader.

I chatted with Atlantic Books Today about releasing a novel during a pandemic. You can check out their Spring/Summer issue here.

May, 2020.

I did an interview with The Newfoundland Herald!

Some People’s Children listed as a “May Gem” with the Minerva Reader.

Very happy that Some People’s Children is part of the Writer’s Trust #DrawtheWord contest. 

I’m featured in the All Lit Up blog – you can check it out here. 

The Scotiabank Giller Prize has listed Some People’s Children with their Crazy for Canlit intiative. 

April, 2020.

The Miramichi Reader reviews Some People’s Children (now available as an e-book).

From Lana Shupe, Atlantic Book Reviews:

June, 2019. Honoured and overwhelmed to win the “CBC” Emerging Artist of the Year! Details available here on the ArtsNL site.

April, 2019. I’ve been named as a finalist for the “CBC” Emerging Artist of 2018 through ArtsNL!

November, 2018. The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes has been nominated for the International DUBLIN Literary Award!  Here’s a CBC article listing the eleven Canadian books nominated.

August, 2018

The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes is a contender for the 2018 NL Book Award for Fiction! 

In this episode of The Write Project, I talk to Matthew LeDrew about The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes and writing in general.

Best Kind is The Overcast’s Read of the Month for August!

April, 2018

The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes picked up a bronze IPPY Award! You can check out the 2018 winners here.

I did an interview with The Newfoundland Herald where I talk about how getting published makes you feel like your guts are hanging out for everyone’s viewing. You can read it here.

March, 2018

The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes is up for an Atlantic Book Award! You can read about all the NL Finalists here.

The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes is The Overcast’s Read of the Month! 

February, 2018.

The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes is a finalist for the BMO Winterset Award! This year’s winner will be crowned at Government House on March 22nd. All the authors will read and discuss their books at The Rooms the night before, 7pm.

The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes is part of this years’ book selections for NL Reads!

December, 2017.

I did a fun Q&A on The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes with writer and curator Gloria Hickey.

September 17/2017.

Trudy Morgan-Cole chats with Sharon Bala and Bridget in Episode 9 of Shelf Esteem.

September 14/2017. Shout-out from The Coast: Word on the Street’s best.

August 24/2017. Susan Gibson reviews The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes in her blog, A Year of Books.

July 27/2017. Water from Stones mentioned in IndieWire: Fantasia’s Frontieres Market: The Best Horror Films Yet to Be Made.

July 24/2017. Review from Trudy Morgan-Cole at Compulsive Overreader: The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes, by Bridget Canning

July 6/2017. Review from Atlantic Books Today. The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes: What Would You Do If a Man Started Shooting?

June 16, 2017. Q&A on The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes with author Paul Butler.

June 15, 2107. The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes is one of Atlantic Books Today’s 2107 Summer Picks.

June 14, 2017. I’m taking part in this year’s Ottawa International Writers Festival.

June 1, 2017. Review of The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes by Naomi MacKinnon at Consumed by Ink. “It’s fun, smart, thought-provoking, and very relevant to the world we live in right now.”

June 1, 2017. Eva Crocker for The Overcast: Bridget Canning’s Killer Debut, The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes.

May 16, 2017.  The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes “an excellent debut novel” from The Miramichi Reader.

May 13, 2017. ” “The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes” is crafted with immediate, often urgent, writing, a satisfying read, and good work.” Joan Sullivan reviews The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes  for The Telegram.

May 12, 2017.  Your Greatest Hits (and Misses) Online: Ellen Curtis reflects on tragedy in the public eye and The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes.

May 1st, 2017. I’m working on developing her script for “Water From Stones” with mentor Carrie Gadsby through the From Our Dark Side Incubator Program.

April 19th, 2017. In this article from the Newfoundland Quarterly,  I write about the ideas behind The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes.

April 10th, 2017. In episode three of Trudy Morgan-Coles’ podcast, Shelf Esteem, Trudy Morgan-Coles, Robert Chafe and Meg Coles discuss what they’re reading and what’s coming up – some kind words on The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes.

From March 2017, I’m one the winners of this year’s From Our Dark Side genre concept competition.

From February, 2107: A nice write up from The Overcast on my Cox and Palmer Literary Award win.

Some details on Casey, written by Cody Westman, co-written by  me, and soon to be filmed through NIFCO’s Picture Start Program.